Category: Movie Review

Sadako Crawls Again at Fantasia 2019

Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) remains one of the most popular and enduring films of the J-horror genre. The idea of a cursed videotape might seem quaint in these days of viral videos and creepy memes (looking at you, Momo), but Ringu and its vengeful wraith Sadako is still […]

DameStruck: Viy (1967)

Oh, Shudder. How I have missed you. When it comes to horror, you can’t do much better than to spend some time sifting through Shudder’s ever-expanding catalogue of classic, cult, and, yes, even original and exclusive horror films. While I am somewhat discerning about my horror (not a […]

DameStruck: Craig’s Wife (1936)

Dorothy Arzner was one of the most prolific female filmmakers of the Golden Age of Hollywood—and the only female feature director employed by the studios—yet somehow her influence has been reduced to a footnote, usually to Dance, Girl, Dance. Many of Arzner’s films are unavailable or available only […]